First Cut 2015 Showcased Our Best From The Past Year

October 1, 2015 by | Events

On Thursday, September 24, Dodge College held the 2015 Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut Screening at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles. The event showcased six of the best thesis films from last year, and served as a way for prospective students to see what Dodge is capable of. The evening kicked

Pre-release Screening: STEVE JOBS

September 30, 2015 by | Uncategorized

Dodge College and Universal Pictures invites you to join us for a pre-release screening of Steve Jobs (dir. Danny Boyle, 2015) on Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. in Folino Theater. Admission is complimentary. Registration is required. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, STEVE

Blaustein Creates Runaway TV Success in Russia

September 28, 2015 by Meagan O'Shea | Beyond Dodge

Though he speaks no Russian, Professor Barry Blaustein helped create the most successful TV show in the history of Russian television. Though he’s had great success as a screenwriter in Hollywood, Blaustein had never worked on a sitcom – the form of the Russian comedy Fizruk, or “Gym Teacher,” which he traveled to Russia over

Drummond Brings Home The Gold

September 22, 2015 by | News

Last week, Daniel Drummond (BFA/Digital Arts ’14) won the top prize in the Alternative Film category at the Student Academy Awards for his film Chiaroscuro. Drummond is the first Chapman Student ever to win a Student Academy Award. We are incredibly proud of Drummond, and are excited to see what new things he will create

Daniel Drummond (BFA/DA’14) Wins Student Academy Award First Award of its kind for Chapman University

September 18, 2015 by Dodge College Staff | Press Releases

Orange, CA (September 18, 2015) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 15 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 42nd Student Academy Awards ceremony held September 17 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills where Daniel Drummond became the first Chapman student to win a Student Academy Award. Drummond,

David Fury Speaks To New Era Of Television

September 17, 2015 by | TV Writing / Production

I love LOST. It’s seriously my favorite TV show of all time. Hands down. So, of course, when I heard that David Fury, writer/producer extraordinaire, would be a guest for Ross Brown’s New Era of Television (TWP-510-01), I absolutely made myself available to hear him chat with the class. And the fact that he was

When the Page was Blank: Screenwriting Advice from the Pros

September 4, 2015 by James Dutcher | Programs

“Just sit your ass down in a chair and hope your head gets the message.” – Larry Gelbart (on how to start writing) Generally the response to the question, “who’s your favorite screenwriter?” is a resounding…. “Ummmm….” My hope is that When the Page Was Blank, the new blog I am overseeing, can harness the

The Value of Education – Destination Laos

September 1, 2015 by Bryce Cyrier | Beyond Dodge

EDITOR’S NOTE: When I was looking for students to write about their experiences abroad this summer, one name kept coming up over and over again, from students who took the class to Associate Dean Michael Kowalski. “You have to get Bryce,” they all said. “He is a great story teller, and write something great!” They